The OD Issue 2 - page 3

2012 · issue 2
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Headline
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Contents
A selection of highlights from the last year…
More news of Dragon happenings can be found
on the school website at
Prep of the Year
The Dragon was awarded Prep
School of the Year 2011 at the
launch of the Tatler Schools Guide
in September.
Betjeman Poetic Tradition
Three Dragons reached the final
forty in the annual John Betjeman
Poetry Competition and were
awarded their prizes at St Pancras
station next to the statue of John
Betjeman (OD 1920).
Figuring It Out
The Dragon was one of only ten
schools cited as national examples
of best practice in the teaching
of Maths in an Ofsted report
published in November 2011.
Olympic Values
The Dragon joined the 2012
Olympic ‘Get Set Network’ as
a school which demonstrates
commitment to the Olympic and
Paralympic values. In June, the
Dragon hosted its own Olympics
for neighbouring primary schools.
The event was attended by two
Olympians, Tim Henman (OD
1987) and Justin Frishberg
(OD 1985).
Tweet!
To encourage more people to get
to know the Dragon, the school
joined Twitter and now has a
growing flock of followers -
see p.24.
Medal Record
The girls’ Judo team had its most
successful outing on record to
the Independent Schools Judo
Competition and brought home
four medals.
Sampling Science
The Dragon was the only prep school
at the Oxfordshire Science Festival’s
opening fair in central Oxford in
March. Staff and pupils brought
hands-on science (including bees
and a gecko) to curious Saturday
shoppers.
Scholarship Success
The number of scholarships and
awards to their senior schools
achieved by Dragon pupils in 2012
was 43, a third of A Block.
‘Try-umph’
Autumn 2011 was one of the
Dragon’s most successful rugby
seasons on record. Nine teams were
unbeaten in all their games and
across all the age groups with 99
wins, the highest number achieved
in the history of the school.
IAPS Sailing
A team of Dragon sailors took part
in the annual national IAPS sailing
competition off Weymouth. Despite
strong winds the Dragon sailors
managed 4th place overall.
Olympic Torch
The captain of athletics volunteered
to carry the Olympic Torch on part
of its journey around the country.
Cheered on by thousands of
spectators, he proudly carried the
flame through Chippenham in May.
Carmina Burana
The Dragon School Choir sang
to a packed audience at the
Sheldonian Theatre in June
when they performed with the
London Symphony Chorus the
powerful choral work by Carl Orff,
Carmina Burana
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OD Lives...
Sport
2
Performance
4
Polymath
6
Achievements
8
Bookshelf
10
In Time of War
12
Dragon Development 16
Oxford Entrepreneur 18
OD Events and
Reunions
19
OD News
21
Announcements
22
Obituaries
23
Contact Us
24
Diary Dates
25
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